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How useful is Giloy in Treating Various Diseases?

Overview

Giloy, (Tinospora cordifolia) the Ayurvedic root of immortality, is the queen of all herbs because of its qualities in healing so many diseases. It is thought to be the nectar of god Indra, that’s the reason why it is called ‘Amrita’ (pious liquid or nectar). It has a history that tells the story of this magical plant’s birth, it is believed during Samundra Manthan, when a pot full of Amrita, came out of the sea, the demons snatched it and ran away.

So while running a few drops of Amrita fell on earth which took the form of a climbing herb called Giloy. It is used in numerous drug formulations. It is a tonic that heals various diseases, basically it is anti-allergic,  anti-arthritic, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic and anti-malarial. It has proven to be an anti-oxidant in modern science.

What are Health Benefits of Giloy?

  • It has lots of health benefits and helps in preventing and healing numerous diseases.
  • It is able to restore your holistic wellbeing.
  • It has immuno-modulatory effects that make the tension and anxiety wither away.
  • It is quite helpful in Dengue, as it increases the number of platelets in the blood.
  • Besides all these, it also has many secret benefits too.

health benefits of Giloy(Tinospora cordifolia)

Let’s discuss its benefits in detail;

Boosts Immunity

  • That’s the foremost and most significant job of Giloy, to encourage the immune system to produce more healthy antigens that are always ready to combat with any foreign invaders that harm the body after entering in it.
  • It thus gives it more power to strongly snap the heels of these harmful rivals and not let any infection settle down in the body and create disease.
  • It also protects the body’s health by throwing out the toxins and free radicals that linger on the walls of liver & kidneys, the 2 major organs that filter nutrients from wastage. It also combats with urinary tract infections.

Boosts Immunity

Aids Digestion

  • Giloy works as a tonic to solve digestive disorders and enhance digestion and takes care of irregular bowel movements.

How to Take

  • Get ½ gram of Giloy powder and some powder of Amla, and have it regularly. It keeps all the disturbances in the digestive system at bay.
  • Taking Giloy juice with buttermilk will also have positive effects in this case.
  • This remedy is also beneficial for the patients of piles or it can be mixed with jaggery to heal constipation.

Treat gastro-intestinal disorders

  • Giloy’s regular use has a bacteriostatic effect on all types of gastro-intestinal disorders. It helps in passing the gas out of your gut area, and thus avoid bloating.

Urinary tract infections

  • Giloy extract is often used to heal all kind of urinary infection,especially it is too beneficial for people consuming alcohol on a regular basis.

How Giloy is Beneficial in Alcoholism

  • Alcohol damages the liver and Giloy extract vitalizes the liver tissues, thus safe guarding the liver along with heart and kidneys.

Boosts Memory

  • The Giloy intake also enhances the spontaneity reaction and enhances memory.

Heart Disorders

  • Giloy along with another herb, piper nigum can improve cardio health.
  • It helps in lifting the blockage in the arteries as well as in the heart, thus improve the cardiac function.
  • It is also able to take care of cardiac conditions like angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, ischemic heart diseases and in some arrhythmias.

Giloy treats cancer:

  • It activates the production of stem cells in massive numbers and thus enhances the production of white blood cells and bone marrow cells, enhancing the phagocytic activities.
  • Giloy extract has also proved to reduce the chemo-toxicity, which is created by free radical forming chemicals.
  • It can be taken orally with other herbal extracts to save from Cyclophosphamide.

How useful is Giloy in Treating Various Diseases

Stress Management

  • In fact, Giloy can be used as an adaptogenic herb as well. Thus it helps in lowering tension from your mind and erases anxiety and change your mood to be happy and full of enthusiasm.
  • When combined with some other herbs like Amla etc.
  • it withers away the toxins from your mind, enhances the memory power, keeps you cool and works as a superb health tonic that always keeps you cheerful.

Viral Infections:

  • The viral menace is caused by mosquitoes that multiply in massive numbers during the monsoon and every year millions are infected by it.
  • By the onset of winter it deteriorates the whole situation.
  • Giloy comes as an Ayurvedic angel that can protect your body from this horrible devil.
  • It reduces the ill effects of this devil that are inevitable on your body, it acts as an Ayurvedic root of immortality, has amazing healing strength.
  • It has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-cancer and anti-pyretic properties.
  • It is also safe for kids who attain the age of at least 5 years.

Helps in controlling Diabetes:

  • Giloy extraction helps the diabetic patients and acts as an agent of hypoglycaemic, especially in type 2 diabetes.
  • It enhances the production of insulin and improves the ability to burn glucose that is lying in excess.
  • It also works wonderfully to reduce the high level of sugar present in the blood.
  • It also lowers the high blood pressure, thus cure of diabetes becomes inevitable, especially the type 2.

Helpful in Arthritis:

  • Giloy being an anti-inflammatory help in curing arthritis and its many symptoms.
  • Its extract and decoction can be used to heal the management of rheumatoid arthritis, excess rate deposition and gouty arthritis.
  • If your joints pain, take some of its powder and mix it in the milk and boil it.
  • Take it off the flames and let it cool, but drink it when it is still warm.
  • Ginger powder can be mixed with Giloy powder to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

Other Benefits of Giloy

  • Giloy powder can also be used to clean respiratory canals, treat chronic fever, asthma and it also enhances your vision.
  • It is considered a super food in the Ayurvedic world as it prevents and treats so many diseases effectively.

What are the health benefits of Chanca Piedra?-Phyllanthus Niruri

Introduction

Chanca Piedra or Phyllanthus Niruri is also known as ‘Stonebreaker’ or ‘Seed under leaf’ is a tropical plant or herb found in Amazon rain forests and along the coasts. It spreads like common weeds. It is a naturally occurring herb and was first called Quebra Pedra in Brazil where the people made its tea or added it to the juices. It is considered as a biologically active plant which has excellent antioxidant and antibacterial activity.

Chanca Piedra or Phyllanthus Niruri

The whole plant is used to make medicines. Chanca Piedra has numerous health benefits as it is rich in different types of chemicals which helps in relieving fever and spasms. The herb also acts as a powerful pain killer/ pain reliever. It is considered as an anti-inflammatory and a pain blocker similar to morphine but without side effects.

Modern sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits have led to various diseases like diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure. These ailments strain the liver and kidney further leading to deficiency of minerals like magnesium from the body. Chanca Piedra helps in tackling all these problems naturally.

What are the Health Benefits of Chanca Piedra?-(Phyllanthus Niruri)

  • The herb Chanca Piedra has been used by people of Amazon since ages, to treat and remove gallstones and kidney stones. That is why it is given the name ‘Stone Breaker/Stone Crusher’ because of its lithotriptic(stone breaking and expelling) properties.

Herbal Remedy for Kidney Stone

Useful in Kidney Stones

  • It reduces the levels of urinary calcium that leads to stone formation in the kidneys or bladder. The herb when consumed in the form of medicine helps to soften (gelatinize) the kidney and gallstones allowing them to change shape so that it can come out of the ureter smoothly and painlessly.
  • These stones can be extremely painful for the patient. Just by increasing the intake of water and consuming Chanca Piedra on regular basis, the patient can find relief in it. The herb relaxes the ureter for easier and less painful passing of stones. The alkaloid present in the leaves and stem of Chanca Piedra herb has antispasmodic property.Thus, the herb serves as a relaxing agent for smooth muscles and also helps in expelling stones out of the system.

Urinary Tract infections

Useful in Urinary Tract infections

  • It is mainly used to treat Urinary Tract infections that causes pain and swellings inflammation, and discharge from urethra or vagina. The herb helps to increase the volume of urine and acts as a deterrent against different types of viruses and bacteria. The herb is known for its diuretic qualities and is very effective in relieving edema and urine retention.

Useful in Digestive Disorders

  • The plant is used for treating digestive tract disorders including gas or bloating, loss of appetite, stomach pain, intestinal infections, constipation, and dysentery. It works as a mild laxative.

How to Take

  • Consuming a cup of Chanca Piedra daily helps in stimulating the appetite and get rid of infections in the digestive tract. Good digestion improves nutrient absorption in the intestines and also leads to efficient excretion of wastes. It also helps to expel worms (anti-parasitic) out of a body. The herb in a way boosts the overall immunity of the body.

Herbal Remedies for liver disorders

Useful in Liver Disorders

  • The herb is known to be used as a liver tonic to manage liver problems like jaundice. The herb has strong hepatoprotective properties. Consuming the herb helps to stimulate bile production in the liver, which in turn, speeds up the elimination of all harmful substances in the body. Thus, it aids the liver in its proper functioning and eliminating toxins out of the body.
  • The herb has the ability to protect the liver due to the presence of phyllanthin and hypophyllanthin in it. It helps to treat fatty liver. The herb is widely used in preparing medicines for treating the deadly disease called Hepatitis B especially for children. It is the most effective, natural, non-toxic remedy for HBV (Hepatitis B Virus).

diabetes herbal remedies

Useful for Diabetic Patients

  • Chanca Piedra is very useful for diabetic patients as it helps in reducing insulin resistance and also reduces the risk of heart diseases. It plays an important role in keeping the blood sugar level under control by inhibiting glucose absorption and enhancing glucose storage. The herb also keeps the blood pressure normal. Chanca Piedra is a natural choice for people who do not want to take pills for hypertension.

Useful in Respiratory Problems

  • Chanca Piedra is a natural treatment for cough, sore throat and treats breathing problems caused by diseases like tuberculosis, bronchitis, and asthma. The Chanca Piedra tea is a very effective remedy for a persistent cough as it fights against the viruses and bacteria causing cough. It is also recommended to treat swollen tonsils, colic, flu, swine flu, malaria etc. It helps in reducing fever effectively. It is also being used for other conditions like treating tremors, itching, typhoid, dizziness.

Useful in Joint Pain

  • Chanca Piedra is very useful in treating joint soreness. It is also known to stop abnormal gene mutations and could possibly be used to prevent cancer from spreading.

Useful in Weight loss

Chanca Piedra is an excellent herb for weight loss. The stone-breaker herb also has the capabilities of lowering cholesterol levels. High cholesterol is one of the major reasons for getting gallstones.
To prepare Chanca Piedra tea, one needs to boil 2 heaped spoons of the herb or 5 g of dried herb in 500 ml water for 10 minutes. The tea can be taken 2 to 3 times a day (125 ml at a time) to cleanse kidneys and liver.

How Chanca Piedra Works?

  • The herb is available as a dried herb in stores. Tea can be prepared from it. The herb is also available in tincture form, as water extracts and encapsulated at some outlets. The best one is 50% methanol extract of Chanca Piedra due to its high potency.Chanca Piedra is a powerhouse herb that could improve the health and quality of life naturally. It should be included in the diet regardless of any ailments. It has curative and preventive abilities and is very beneficial in maintaining normal liver, digestive, and kidney function

Note

  • The herb should not be used if one is planning to undergo surgery as it might slow blood clotting and increase the risk of bleeding. It might also interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should also avoid consuming Chanca Piedra in large quantities.

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